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Full-time Senior Recruiter, Greenpeace USA

at Greenpeace USA in San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC

Position Title: Senior Recruiter
Department: Human Resources (Administration)
Supervisor: HR Director
Duration: Permanent
Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

Greenpeace is truly only as strong as our people, and the Senior Recruiter will be intimately involved with the process of building a strong, diverse, collaborative team at Greenpeace. The Senior Recruiter advises and supports all managers through the hiring of permanent staff and fellows and oversees the recruitment and support of Greenpeace interns.

Responsibilities Include:

Assist managers in creating recruitment plans, including advising on draft of job descriptions, salary grading, hiring criteria, and interview questions
Coach, support, and train managers to conduct inclusive interviews and make strong and objective hiring decisions
Track and report on diversity staffing metrics, initiatives, and strategic effectiveness; conduct analysis, assess results and identify areas of opportunity and change
Generate diverse applicant pools through job postings and other tools
Proactively and creatively identify strong talent for senior positions; conduct direct outreach, including cold calling
Review and screen applications
Schedule interviews
Explain and enforce hiring policies and procedures
Correspond with job applicants
Ensure that staff and managers are aware of recruitment policies
Maintain and improve recruitment pages on the website
Keep current on developments in the field of diversity recruiting by maintaining contact with professional organizations and others in the field
Supervise Fellow and/or Intern to coordinate intern and staff recruitment support
Oversee intern recruitment and the internship program
Other recruitment or diversity & inclusion tasks as assigned


At least three years of related recruitment experience
Results-driven and possess a high level of initiative
Ability to multitask in a fast paced, high volume environment while meeting multiple deadlines
An ability to relate to and support individuals across cultural difference and at various levels in the organization
Demonstrable commitment to the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace
Proficiency with statistical analysis
Skill in behavioral interviewing and inclusive interviewing techniques
Knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices
Familiarity with the different job functions within an advocacy organization a plus
Excellent spoken and written English; Spanish proficiency a strong plus

Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan:

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to by January 11, 2013. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and where/how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: “Senior Recruiter – YOUR NAME”. No phone calls please.

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